Monthly Archives: August 2012

Senatobia High School

Senatobia High School was constructed in 1938, apparently as a project of the Works Progress Administration (National Register of Historic Places nomination form, John L. Hopkins, 1993).  The Art Moderne auditorium is located on the approximate original site of the … Continue reading

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Como Methodist Church

John Gaisford was the architect for this building which houses the Como Methodist Church (MDAH Historic Resources Inventory database).  It was built in 1912 by architect/builder J. G. (or J. E.) Bridger, who also built the St. John the Baptist … Continue reading

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Sardis Main Street

This two story building is located on Main Street, downtown Sardis, in the local historic district.  Unfortunately, the MDAH database only lists buildings on Main Street as “commercial building” with no other identifying information.  Even looking at every one of … Continue reading

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Hot and Cold Running Water

While it did not come from two separate tower locations, “hot and cold running water” was initially advertised as a drawing card in houses, hotels, etc, inside the building.  These water towers were part of the cotton compress system in Ruleville, according … Continue reading

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Rats–I missed Cats at the Panola Playhouse

Cats was one of my all-time favorite shows.  I saw it on Broadway in 1995 along with three of my best friends and my son, who was 10 at the time.  A colleague from work and a student joined us for … Continue reading

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Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs

Christ Episcopal in Holly Springs was constructed in 1858 in the Gothic Revival style (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database).  From the nomination form for the East Holly Springs historic district (National Register of Historic Places): … Continue reading

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